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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on ‘Correct decision but late’ – Moghalu reacts to Buhari’s sack of two Ministers

‘Correct decision but late’ – Moghalu reacts to Buhari’s sack of two Ministers

Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party, YPP, has reacted to the sack of two ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Moghalu said the president’s decision was the right thing but came late

Buhari had sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Minister of Power, Maman Saleh.

Spokesman to the president, Femi Adesina, had made the announcement Wednesday.

According to Adesina, Nanono and Saleh have been replaced with the Ministers of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar and State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu.

In a series of tweets, the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, accused the Buhari government of weak performance.

He wrote: “After six years of weak performance by his govt, Pre @Mbuhari has reportedly fired two Ministers (Agric &Power) who, presumably in his judgment deserved to go.

“It’s the correct decision but very late in the day. As President of Nigeria, I will ensure accountability from Day 1.

“I will have four key offices in the Presidency: Office of National Strategy, Risk Management Office, Performance Management Office, and Talent Management Office.

“The PMO will measure the performance of political appointees constantly. Sack, early in the day, awaits non-performers.”

“The PMO will measure the performance of political appointees constantly. Sack, early in the day, awaits non-performers.”

“The PMO will measure the performance of political appointees constantly. Sack, early in the day, awaits non-performers.”

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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on Moghalu: Nigeria chasing shadows since 1999 due to failure of leadership

Moghalu: Nigeria chasing shadows since 1999 due to failure of leadership

Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Nigeria has spent 22 years chasing shadows due to failure of leadership.Advertisement

Moghalu made the remark at the 10th Emeka Anyaoku lecture held in Anambra on Thursday.

Speaking on the topic, ‘Leadership and the Challenge of Development in Nigeria’, he said true leadership is not about holding positions of power.

He said leadership is about exhibiting a character that upholds core values, and the competence to bring those values to bear in a manner that creates change and sustains social progress.Advertisement

“We have spent five decades including our 22 years of democracy since 1999 chasing shadows because we have failed or neglected to focus on the question of leadership,” he said.

“This failure of leadership, is why we have politics without governance, and why politics is the biggest business in our country while real businesses and the economy are being steadily destroyed by leadership failure and incompetence.”

He said for economic, political, and institutional development to happen, effective leadership must be backed by good governance.Advertisement

While saying that the quest for competent and capable Nigerian leaders must begin with an understanding of what such leadership must deliver, Moghalu gave recommendations for Nigeria to attain true leadership.

He said: “Political parties in their internal democracy must now begin to prioritize leadership vision and governance capacity in the selection of their candidates for electoral office. For example, candidate selection by parties for the presidential elections should prioritize aspirants who are versed in the economy, nation building and international relations and foreign policy.

“We need to focus on the political education of citizens to know what they should be looking for in order to make informed voting decisions. This is a necessary part of a shift in emphasis from mere politics to elections as a democratic search in real leadership without which good governance will remain a mirage.

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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on Nigeria: ‘There’s absolutely shambolic economic management’, says Moghalu

Nigeria: ‘There’s absolutely shambolic economic management’, says Moghalu

‘Build, innovate and grow’ was the manifesto of Kingsley Moghalu and his Young Progressives Party in the 2019 election, where he gained all of 20,000 votes.

He is endorsed by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and is trying again in 2023.

The Africa Report: What makes the security crisis in Nigeria different this time?

Kingsley Moghalu: We’re at a decisive moment in Nigeria’s history. Many countries experience low-level insurgencies, and Nigeria has had Boko Haram for the past 12 years.

‘Build, innovate and grow’ was the manifesto of Kingsley Moghalu and his Young Progressives Party in the 2019 election, where he gained all of 20,000 votes.

He is endorsed by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and is trying again in 2023.

The Africa Report: What makes the security crisis in Nigeria different this time?

Kingsley Moghalu: We’re at a decisive moment in Nigeria’s history. Many countries experience low-level insurgencies, and Nigeria has had Boko Haram for the past 12 years.

‘Build, innovate and grow’ was the manifesto of Kingsley Moghalu and his Young Progressives Party in the 2019 election, where he gained all of 20,000 votes.

He is endorsed by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and is trying again in 2023.

The Africa Report: What makes the security crisis in Nigeria different this time?

Kingsley Moghalu: We’re at a decisive moment in Nigeria’s history. Many countries experience low-level insurgencies, and Nigeria has had Boko Haram for the past 12 years.

‘Build, innovate and grow’ was the manifesto of Kingsley Moghalu and his Young Progressives Party in the 2019 election, where he gained all of 20,000 votes.

He is endorsed by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and is trying again in 2023.

The Africa Report: What makes the security crisis in Nigeria different this time?

Kingsley Moghalu: We’re at a decisive moment in Nigeria’s history. Many countries experience low-level insurgencies, and Nigeria has had Boko Haram for the past 12 years.

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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on Nigeria must not recognise Taliban’s Afghanistan, says Moghalu

Nigeria must not recognise Taliban’s Afghanistan, says Moghalu

Segun Adewole

17 August 2021

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu, has advised Nigeria not to recognise the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

Moghalu stated that the events unfolding in Afghanistan are a lesson for Nigeria which is currently battling Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa Province.

He said a secular country like Nigeria must never tolerate those who harbour and express sympathy for globally recognised terrorist groups while being quick to label dissenters terrorists.

According to Moghalu on Twitter, “Recent events in Afghanistan, where the fundamentalist and terrorism-incubating Taliban has taken over the country, carries important lessons for Nigeria. Religious fundamentalism is dangerous and tends to verge into terrorism as we see with BH, ISWAP etc.

“We must stop cuddling so-called “repentant” Boko Haram. Which serious country absorbs erstwhile terrorists into its armed forces? Nigeria and its @NGRPresident and @NigeriaGov must never recognise or deal with the Taliban.

“We can never be a theocracy. What has happened in Afghanistan is possible only because of its monolithic religious makeup.

“The government of a multi-religious country that is constitutionally a secular state must never tolerate some of its members harbouring and expressing sympathy for globally recognised terrorist groups, while political dissenters are very quickly branded terrorists. The other lesson from this is that the destiny of any country will ultimately be decided by its own people.

“Clearly, many Afghans are quite comfortable with the Taliban, while a minority are opposed to them. American intervention in 2004 that dislodged them from power was clearly unpopular with the locals, and Washington has decided to leave the Afghans to their fate. If Nigeria breaks down into civil war and violence, no one is coming here to save anyone. We will ALL suffer the consequences.”

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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on Ihekweazu’s appointment by WHO well deserved – Moghalu

Ihekweazu’s appointment by WHO well deserved – Moghalu

A political economist and presidential aspirant, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, says Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu’s appointment by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is well deserved.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has been appointed Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the WHO.

Ihekweazu’s appointment, which takes from Nov. 1, was conveyed in a letter signed by the WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday.

In a congratulatory message, he copied to NAN in Lagos, Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said: ” I am proud of Chikwe, who handled Nigeria’s COVID-19 response brilliantly as the NCDC Director-General.

“Ihekweazu and I were colleagues at WHO in Geneva, years ago; he has always been a dedicated and consummate professional.”

NAN reports that with the appointment, Ihekweazu will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally, including heading the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin, Germany.

Ihekweazu is an infectious disease epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience.

hekweazu is an infectious disease epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience.

He has held senior public health and leadership positions.

Among the places he worked are the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, United Kingdom Health Protection Agency, and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute.

He has led several short-term engagements for WHO mainly in response to major infectious disease outbreaks around the world.

Ihekweazu, a Nigerian born in Germany, is a graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria.

He has a Masters in Public Health from the Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany.

In 2003, he was awarded a Fellowship for the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training and subsequently completed his Public Health specialisation in the United Kingdom.

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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on Of presidents, Nigeria and the world of the 21st century, By Kingsley Moghalu

Of presidents, Nigeria and the world of the 21st century, By Kingsley Moghalu

Nigerian presidentshould have the intellectual standing and worldview to engage with world leaders on the basis of substance.

One of the problems with Nigeria’s leaders in recent times is an inadequate understanding of international relations and global geo strategy. A basic fact in world politics is that the so-called “international community” is an aspirational phrase.

We have in reality an “anarchical” society of states in which countries pursue their national interest as a primary goal, and other factors are secondary. And so globalisation is also overrated, because it is also an agenda-driven concept in practice, with drivers and passengers. It is driven by technology and innovation, and the countries that make these a priority. As a potential leader of Nigeria, I fully understand and internalise this reality.

Another basic fact of international politics is that the United States is simply the most powerful country on earth. There are other powers such as China, which has risen meteorically in the past 40 years. But it is not about to replace America. There’s also a difference between value-based and transaction-based alliances in international relations. For example, liberal democracy, taken seriously (not just a ritual of elections every few years that legitimises vested interests, as we have it in Nigeria) is a value that binds certain nations, such as the Western world.

Mutually beneficial economic transactions between certain countries (acting in their national interest) and the corrupt elites of poor countries (acting in the economic interest of these elites) is a transactional relationship at its core.

A Nigerian President needs to protect and project the Nigerian national interest, maintaining global alliances that combine that interest with values that can endure and empower the Nigerian masses. These include a genuine democracy in which citizens become more educated/informed voters.

Such a President would appreciate the roles played by the likes of Zhou Enlai of China, Anthony Eden and Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) of Britain, Henry Kissinger and the more contemporary Madeleine Albright,  Susan Rice, and Linda Thomas Greenfield of the United States, as well as Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt in advancing their countries’ global standing. And he or she should have the intellectual standing and worldview to engage with world leaders on the basis of substance that enhances Nigeria’s own standing in the world.

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September 5, 2021 bhqwebsite4pkm Comments Off on Moghalu, Utomi, others to speak at Prime Business Africa’s SEEDS conference

Moghalu, Utomi, others to speak at Prime Business Africa’s SEEDS conference

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 2023 presidential aspirant, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Prof. Pat Utomi and United States-based Professor, Economist and Academic Administrator, Charles Okeke, will be guests at Prime Business Africa’s Socio-Economic and Entrepreneurship Development Series (SEEDS) scheduled to hold on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 4pm.

Okeke is the Dean at the College of Southern Nevada-Las Vegas, United States.

Moghalu, an economist and investment analyst, will provide keynote on the theme: “Funding tertiary education in Nigeria: What options?”

Other members of the panel are Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Global Governance Institute, Brussels, Ambassador Ejeviome Eloho Otobo; Dr. Bashir Abdullahi of Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Yola; former Director General of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi and Prof. Abiodun Adeniyi of Baze University, Abuja.

The topic will delve into the nature, sources and impact of funding tertiary education system in Nigeria as well as their overall effect on national development.

There have been calls for relevant stakeholders to collectively show commitment to developing implementable strategies and initiatives that will significantly enhance the level of education funding on a sustainable basis for public tertiary institutions in the country.

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently stated that for Nigeria to be a player in the 21st century economy, it must prioritise and consistently improve education sector funding, adding, “no nation can talk about meaningful achievement without the development of its human capital. It is through the upgrade and sustenance of human resources that other factors needed to grow the economy can be given meaning.”

The session, which will be virtual, will be moderated by Utomi and a former Editor of The Guardian Newspaper, Mr. Jahman Anikulapo.

Prime Business Africa’s monthly SEEDS conference  “is Newstide Publications’ way of assisting Africa solve its multifaceted socio-economic problems, especially in the areas of infrastructure and human capital

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